Sunday, February 08, 2009

Reading Twilight

I couldn't resist. I started reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. When someone handed me the book, I responded with, "I do not really like vampire books."

She asked, "Do you like steamy teenage love stories?" My response, was a simple "yes" as I grabbed the book from her hand.

I am finished with half of the novel and I wonder what is the matter with me sometimes. All I hear is how great the book is and how people beyond teenage girls love this book. There are grown women who love this series of books. The first three chapters were painful. The inner dialogue was cheesy and pretty typical. Without giving anything away, the main character Bella has this helpless, clumsy streak that makes Edward feel like he has to protect her. He reminds her to the point of nagging to "be careful" on every other page. This annoys me. I just don't empathize with Bella. If I had a guy telling me to be careful all of the time, he'd be history. Their entire relationship is so uneven. He has all of these reasons that he wants to be with her and she has one...he is dreamy.

3 comments:

Carm said...

Agreed. I read the entire series, however. I have too many kids "into the books," to ignore. It's been a tool to talk about books with my teens... but I really don't care for the books at all. Too much about Edward's white teeth and rock hard body. Too much adoration by Bella and yes, the clumsiness was annoying as heck.

rachelzana said...

I haven't read any of these books yet. There is just something about their popularity that just isn't that appealing to me. I'm not sure why. I probably should read them, though, just to know what people are so excited about.

patrick said...

reason number 7,906 why I will not be reading this book.